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07-30-2013 11:42 PM
Strix
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I kept complaining about it and I finally found a dealer who agreed with me that there were problems with the transmission. Ford authorized a tear down and inspection of the transmission. What they found were several damaged parts, most of which were the main cause of the grinding, shuddering, and rattling noises. Most of the parts were replaced shift rails, shift forks, bearings, clutches, etc....you name it and it was replaced. So, after 35 days I finally got it back yesterday and so far it is perfect. I can honestly say that after 12 months of futility I finally have a smooth, quiet, transmission....whether it stays that way or not, well only time will tell.
Congrats! I hope it stays that way for you.
07-30-2013 10:06 PM
Dylan1970 I kept complaining about it and I finally found a dealer who agreed with me that there were problems with the transmission. Ford authorized a tear down and inspection of the transmission. What they found were several damaged parts, most of which were the main cause of the grinding, shuddering, and rattling noises. Most of the parts were replaced shift rails, shift forks, bearings, clutches, etc....you name it and it was replaced. So, after 35 days I finally got it back yesterday and so far it is perfect. I can honestly say that after 12 months of futility I finally have a smooth, quiet, transmission....whether it stays that way or not, well only time will tell.
07-29-2013 12:58 PM
r1ch999999 I am lucky, but I don't mind hearing it.
07-29-2013 12:55 PM
Tamakh
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Originally Posted by r1ch999999 View Post
Well, Ford just bought my focus from me, I need to find a new car.
You sir are a lucky man. I would take that in a heartbeat. The transmission fix is still working, but now I get the random times when reverse does not work, which the dealer could never fix. I have to restart the car in order for reverse to work again. Now I'm over 36k and waiting for things to just start falling off the car. It rattles like my grandfathers old 60's pickup, which of course the dealer could never fix.
07-29-2013 12:42 PM
r1ch999999 Honestly, I mentioned it once to the Ford 800 number and they said that they'd start it if I wanted. I then talked to the dealer and it took a day. I called on Friday, the manager was out, he called me Saturday and offered to let me mail the paperwork (they had my car). I opted to drive up on Monday and sign it over and get the check.

I bought a used 2012 Fusion Sport and so far I love everything but the mileage.
07-29-2013 12:38 PM
saireah
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Originally Posted by r1ch999999 View Post
Well, Ford just bought my focus from me, I need to find a new car.
You're incredibly lucky that the buy-back process was quick. Nissan has thrown me around for 2 months. Congratulations on your buy-back, although I know you were frustrated with your Focus. I hope you find something you enjoy and I hope that the Focus is that car for me.
06-15-2013 11:27 AM
r1ch999999 Well, Ford just bought my focus from me, I need to find a new car.
06-13-2013 04:54 PM
r1ch999999 I figured I'd give an update. In may they gave my car an update, it still performs the same way, extremely hard shifts and intermittently getting stuck at 4K RPMS when downshifting on the highway. It went back in yesterday, they couldn't find anything wrong, so now it's supposed to go back in again next week when some specialist person will be in. At this point I just want my money back.
05-14-2013 02:23 PM
r1ch999999 So after calling up my dealer last week and telling them I wanted them to buy my car back I got a call from their service department saying there is a bulletin on my transmission and they'd like to have my car in.
02-18-2013 05:22 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by mr_cassandra View Post
Prato, are you currently having any of the more serious problems people have written about here ?
It's much worse in the summer months, which is why I've put off doing anything for a while. But just before it was reprogrammed, it sounded like this on every shift into 2nd and 4th. I took it to the dealer and thought I would be a shoe-in for a new clutch.

After they updated the PCM to the 2013 software (I'd have to assume, anyway - because I already had 12B37 installed), they said it was "fixed." Now the grinding noise isn't as prevalent - but it's still there. Especially when driving uphill or accelerating while turning.

I've only had it act REALLY jerky and scary in stop-and-go traffic a few times and restarting it seemed to help - but I still don't think that it should be considered normal for it to act like that once a month... unless these cars have menstrual cycles.

EDIT: I should add that while the noise happens less often, when it does happen, the whole car vibrates. It sounds kind of like when you have one window open and you get buffeting... except it's my poor clutch.
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